The 2017 event has sold out. The State of the Industry Dinner is always held opening night of the show, recognizing the important accomplishments of our industry during the last year as well as addresses the important challenges we’ll face in the upcoming year. Steve Sanetti, National Shooting Sports Foundation President, presents industry updates important for every professional to hear.
The State of the Industry dinner is packed every year, and the evening is an enjoyable way to make valuable new connections.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, where he traversed all 50 states; completed 300 different jobs; and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines.
He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, serial killers, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. Most recently, Mike launched “The Way I Heard It,” a weekly five-minute podcast of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
In his spare time, Mike runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides a pile of free money to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. Through its scholarship programs, the Foundation has helped grant more than $3 million in technical and/or vocational education for trade schools across the country.